University of La Verne Alumnus Stars in New Film

March 11, 2013 by University of La Verne

University of La Verne Alumnus Devon Libran ’11 is starring in a new film, Licks, which premiered March 9, 2013.

“I want to use this opportunity to show current students that if you aspire to be something, you have to go all out,” Libran said.

Libran, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, is currently in the Master of Science in Leadership Management program.

He credits the La Verne Theater Department for being a source of inspiration and support in helping him achieve his artistic endeavor.

As a former Oakland, California resident, Libran felt it was important for him to work on Licks, which is a story of four young men in Oakland trying to find the right path to take. The film follows D, a young man who returns to his neighborhood after serving two years in prison for a robbery.

The world premier of Licks took place at the SXSW International Film Festival Saturday, March 9.   

For more information about the SXSW Film Festival and Licks, visit

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